Tell me a little about you and your company.
All Fired Up In Florida provides hand-made functional art in kilns. This includes glass and clay media. I got started in this when I was barely 20 as a way to take a break from two teeny children one night a week for just a couple hours. My mom had a kiln and taught ceramics. She taught me some of the most important things I needed to know about the art. I find myself still calling her for advice to this day. I don’t do much ceramics, or slip-casting, but I do some because there is still demand for some of those old retro items or items that are easier to cast by mold than throw on a wheel or build from hand. I spend a large amount of time doing hand-building or creating pottery completely by hand or on a pottery wheel. In addition, I create fused glass items in the kiln. Nearly all of the items I make are functional for the home. I never get tired of what I do because there are so many different aspects and new areas to explore. I’m constantly experimenting with new techniques.